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SSAT TEST VOCAB

Terms

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substitute
something that replaces something missing
motivate
to provide with a motive or motives
ramble
to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner
commotion
violent or tumultuous motion
startle
to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm
botanist
the specialist of plants
Condemn
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on
Genteel
belonging or suited to polite society.
Initiate
to begin or start
Ponder
to think deeply about something
tumult
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
amount
the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate
meek
humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others
quench
to satisfy the wanting to do something (thirst,desire,passion etc.)
gurgle
make a hollow bubbling sound like that made out of water running out of a bottle
Pry
inquire too closely into a person's private affairs
knotty
full of knotts
summit
the highest point of; pinnacle
elaborate
done with much detail;
aghast
struck with overwhelming shock or amazement
cover
to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust
incredulous
not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.
coarse
composed of relatively large parts or particles
Handle
feel or manipulate with the hands
futile
incapable of producing any result
Bore
A person who is dull or uninteresting
refresh
give new strength or energy to
Bounty
generosity, liberality
discursive
passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
tranquil
free from common or tumult
vex
make feel annoyed, frustrated
Timid
lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy
saunter
to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll:
account
a report or description of an event
Seep
flow or leak through slowly
reproach
to find fault with
unflinching
not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger
Adage
a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth
usurp
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right
outlook
the view or prospect from a particular place
Supple
bending and moving easily and gracefully
placid
not easily upset or excited
renounce
to give up or put aside voluntarily
oceanography
the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean
reprimand
a severe reproof or rebuke, esp. a formal one by a person in authority.
brevity
shortness of time or duration; briefness
solitary
to do something alone
ignore
refuse to take notice of, or acknowledge
lunge
to thrust or push hardly
consistency
a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.
ooze
slowly trickle or seep out of something
tactile
of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
animosity
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action:
graze
eat grass in a field
remedy
a potion that heals
refined
having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc
transitory
not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal
clarify
to make clear
camouflage
hide by blending into the background
Contemplate
look thoughtfully for a long time at
saturate
to cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance, through solution, chemical combination
dismay
to break down the courage of completely
chronic
continuing; unceasing
blockage
something that blocks
undermine
to injure or destroy by insidious activity or imperceptible stages, sometimes tending toward a sudden dramatic effect.
withhold
refuse to give
resignation
a formal statement, document, etc., stating that one gives up an office, position, etc
recalcitrant
resisting authority or control; not obedient or complaint
ecstasy
feeling great rapture or delight
Fidelity
strict observance of promises, duties, etc
Growl
make a low guttural sound of hostility in the throat
indefinable
not definable; not readily identified, described, analyzed, or determined
exhaustion
the act or process of exhausting
prevail
to win
Sift
to put through a sieve or other straining device in order to seperate the fine from the coarse particles
vulgar
lacking sophisticated or good taste; unrefined
Majesty
regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur
expunge
erase or remove completely
Plead
make an emotional appeal
repudiate
to reject as having no authority or binding force
persistent
going on without stopping
Provincial
belonging or peculiar to some particular province
Container
an object that can be used to hold or transport objects
uncompromising
not admitting of compromise or adjustment of differences; making no concessions; inaccessible to flexible bargaining; unyielding
Candor
the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression;
Obscure
(of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain
Caprice
a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior
judicious
using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic
Limber
(of a person or body part) lithe; supple
impede
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder
boisterous
tough and noisy
forthcoming
coming forth, or about to come forth; about to appear; approaching in time
sober
not affected by alcohol
slope
to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant.
prance
to spring from the hind legs; to move by springing, as a horse
cantankerous
disagreeable to deal with
pursue
to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase
Harvest
the gathering of crops
quadruped
an animal that has four feet
Retard
to become slower
Bleak
without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary:
whim
a sudden desire or change of mind
winsome
sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging
Din
a loud unpleasant, and prolonged noise
despondent
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom

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